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Road Defects

Dangerous Roads & Highways

When Los Angeles Car Accidents Are Caused by Dangerous Roadways

According to the 19th Annual Highway Report released by the Reason Foundation, California came in as either the worst or next to worst in categories almost across the board; for example in urban and rural interstate condition it was 49th. This was confirmed when the research company of TRIP released their report “Hold the Wheel Steady: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to Make Our Roods Smoother.” In this it was found that of the top 10 cities throughout the nation with the worst roads, six of them were within the state of California. Of the top 20, 8 were from the golden state.

How do road defects cause accidents?

It is important to note that not every car accident is going to be caused by the actions of another driver. While this is sometimes the case, the truth is that there are sometimes extenuating factors that can lead to the collision occurring. For example, in the state of California and Los Angeles in particular, the condition of the roads can be a major factor to some of the worst accidents. Some common road defects that can cause serious accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Potholes;
  • Lack of guard rails;
  • Uneven pavement; and
  • Poor drainage systems

For example, hitting a pothole can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle which can then cause them to swerve into another vehicle. Was the car accident caused by the actions of the driver? Yes. Was it the driver’s fault? Not necessarily. The government has a responsibility to ensure that the roads are properly maintained; if they are not, the victims could have ground to pursue a claim.

Call a Los Angeles car accident lawyer from our firm!

When you are considering filing a claim, it is in your best interests to get the involvement of a personal injury lawyer from the area as soon as possible. Over the years, we have been successful in handling complex cases of all kinds and have proven time and time again that we can protect the legal rights of our clients. We have over 35 years of aggregate experienced that we are ready to put to work for in our efforts to helping you obtain the just outcome that you deserve. We know how dangerous road defects can be and we are prepared to hold liable parties responsible for their part in any accidents that occurred because of them. So don’t suffer in silence! Get our firm involved today and let us be part of the fight to help you defend our best interests.

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